Washington Sundar’s dream finally came true after he became the 9th youngest player to represent India. At 18 year 69 days, he is behind Sachin Tendulkar who tops the list at 16y 238 days to represent the country. This is a big moment for the youngster who has been a part of the U-19 team in the past as well. He was picked for the U-19 team at a tender at of 16 and went on to play in the 2016 Under-19 World Cup. Sundar also became the fourth player to make his ODI debut for India in 2017 after Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur and Shreyas Iyer (in the previous match).
Here is the elite club he has joined:
Youngest debutants for India in ODIs:
16y 238d S Tendulkar
17y 222d Maninder Singh
17y 288d Harbhajan Singh
17y 301d P Patel
17y 320d L Shukla
17y 338d C Sharma
18y 69d WASHINGTON SUNDAR*
18y 139d P Chawla #INDvSL
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) December 13, 2017
Sundar came to limelight after Ravichandran Ashwin had to miss out on IPL for Rising Pune Supergiants. He performed really well throughout the season, becoming one of the stars of the playoffs for RPS.
Meanwhile, India are trailing in the ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka after being defeated by 7 wickets at Dharamsala.
As we speak, Sri Lanka has won the toss and put India in to bat first at Mohali. India has got off to a good, healthy start.
India has not lost a wicket, they are 108 after 20 overs.